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78 Bally Lost World Restore


By timab2000

3 months ago



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#1 3 months ago

Now that I have my Capt Fantastic completed, for the most part, a couple of odds and end to tie up, it's time to start another one.

78 Bally Lost World. I know....why waste your time on that game?

Well a couple of reasons. I think it is kind of a fun game, and I don't think I have seen anyone restore one. Plus I think the art work is cool and can't wait to do the paint and stencil work for it.

I also scored a nos playfield for it, so I am goning to take some extra time to really get it look as nice as I can.

I'll post pictures soon...

#2 3 months ago

I have a Lost World I have had since 1996. I put an NOS playfield in mine many years ago and it plays very fast. I have 24 pins and it is my favorite. Post some pics of your restoration when you can.

#3 3 months ago

I like Lost World too, would grab one if it came up locally

#4 3 months ago

will follow, as this pin IS the pin from where it all started for me

and tanx to Paul F as this backglass is surelly one of the best in the pinball history

#5 3 months ago
Quoted from tandem2:

I like Lost World too, would grab one if it came up locally

I’ve got a good working one I can be convinced to sell

#6 3 months ago

Also like it, though I would love to have a Paragon.
Great SS!

#7 3 months ago

Following. Captain Fantastic came out great!

#8 3 months ago

Here are some pictures of the game as it sits right now. It is playing but it's a little rough.

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#9 3 months ago

Not sure what's up with the few things on here.

A little block of wood maybe to keep it from hitting the wall I don't know.

The Big Bolt next to the coin door not sure what's that about.

Coin door is a mess like always.

Thin steel plate underneath maybe to make it easier to float in and out of a truck.

That black stuff in the corner of the inside cabinet kind of nasty looking

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#10 3 months ago

haha nice pics

and just to show, here's my pincab & theme... know what i mean ?

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#11 3 months ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

haha nice pics
and just to show, here's my pincab & theme... know what i mean ?
[quoted image]

Yeah that looks pretty cool

#12 3 months ago

The legs on the game are not Bally legs, was told they maybe for a Stern game.

Those bolts certainly aren't going to work.

Sanded down and repainted a set of Bally legs that'll go on it. One of them still drying.

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#13 3 months ago
Quoted from timab2000:

A little block of wood maybe to keep it from hitting the wall I don't know.

Maybe the neck is separating from the cabinet so someone put it there to reinforce it??? You might want to check if the neck is loose.

#14 3 months ago

That metal plate on the bottom looks pretty serious . I am about to start restoring my lost world as well , I will be following your thread.

#15 3 months ago
Quoted from Quench:

Maybe the neck is separating from the cabinet so someone put it there to reinforce it??? You might want to check if the neck is loose.

Yeah that will certainly be looked at.

Quoted from trilogybeer:

That metal plate on the bottom looks pretty serious .

The plate is kind of funky, but I can see where it would make it easier to slide into the back of a pickup. Unless it is covering something up, like broken wood or something like that.

#16 3 months ago

The disassembly starts take the back box off first

The boards look all original mpu corroded and a couple hack wires here and there deal with all that later.

Need one of those metal Transformer guards if anyone has one they can let go of let me know.
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#17 3 months ago

Before I start unplugging everything, I use blue painter's tape and Mark all the connections to all the board so I don't forget. I'm getting older and can't remember as well.

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#18 3 months ago

Off With His Head

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#19 3 months ago

Playfield lifts right out pretty light when there's no drop Targets in it.

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#20 3 months ago

Just took this thing off the back and realized what it was.

This block is used inside the cabinet to hold the on-off switch why they put it on the back is beyond me.

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#21 3 months ago
Quoted from Quench:

Maybe the neck is separating from the cabinet so someone put it there to reinforce it??? You might want to check if the neck is loose.

The neck is nice and tight

#22 3 months ago

Here are the color choices I forgot to buy the red or orange not sure which.

I think the black on the cabinet is actually supposed to be a purple to match the Playfield if somebody knows for sure what that color should be let me know.
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#23 3 months ago

Mine is black , I’ve seen blue but I haven’t seen purple.

#24 3 months ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

Mine is black , I’ve seen blue but I haven’t seen purple.

Okay I'll have to see when I get some of that coin door trim off.

Cabinet wiring harnesses out

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#25 3 months ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Sanded down and repainted a set of Bally legs that'll go on it. One of them still drying.[quoted image][quoted image]

Can you post a pic of the paint you used on the legs?

#26 3 months ago

The bottom of the cabinet and has these brackets keeping things together for whatever reason.

And then the twist nail one of many right next to it is holding that steel plate on to the cabinet so all that's coming off.

In this big bolt thing off the front by the coin door not sure what's up with that either that's coming out

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#27 3 months ago
Quoted from timab2000:

The plate is kind of funky, but I can see where it would make it easier to slide into the back of a pickup. Unless it is covering something up, like broken wood or something like that.

I would say with 100% certainty that the metal plate under the machine was installed by an operator who was preventing a break-in or who was reinforcing the cabinet after a break-in.

#28 3 months ago
Quoted from BallyPinWiz:

I would say with 100% certainty that the metal plate under the machine was installed by an operator who was preventing a break-in or who was reinforcing the cabinet after a break-in.

Yeah I would agree with that possibly either way that bad boy is coming off.
Little overkill on the nails I'd say

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#29 3 months ago

Now that I got that big metal plate off I would say the black paint is a dark purple
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Now that's a carriage Bolt and the hole it left

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#30 3 months ago

Yeah that sure is a dark purple, I will take a closer look at mine but I am almost positive it is black . Hmm

#31 3 months ago

timab2000 We have the exact same project, LW+NOS PF and restore. After 4 years I am nearing the final PF swap steps. Some pics to inspire you.

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#32 3 months ago

Hey that really looks awsome. Look forward to seeing it finished.

Definitely motivates me

#33 3 months ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

Yeah that sure is a dark purple, I will take a closer look at mine but I am almost positive it is black . Hmm

The back corner of mine is purple too, though most cabinets look to have faded to blue.

#34 3 months ago

Cabinet is gutted. Going to probably pull the bottom out so I can sand it real well or replace.

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#35 3 months ago

Checking out the repairs needed on the cabinet lots of holes to fill and broken corners.

Bottom of cabinet Has Broken wood and needs work

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#36 3 months ago

Ah very cool, glad I stumbled across your next project! Looking good so far Tim!

#37 3 months ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Ah very cool, glad I stumbled across your next project! Looking good so far Tim!

Yeah buddy I'm onto the next one.

Didn't take long to get the bottom out. Looks like some sort of nasty dark German beer got spilled in the corner yuck.

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#38 3 months ago
Quoted from BallyPinWiz:

Can you post a pic of the paint you used on the legs?

Here's the paint I used for the legs

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#39 3 months ago

A little bit of progress today got two side sanded down.

Might try to get the other side's done tomorrow

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#40 3 months ago

Small update...ordered the stencils from Jeff @ Pinball Pimp.

He sure makes a great product with great service as well. Always look forward to getting them.

#41 3 months ago

In case it helps.

For the base I used Molotow Signal Yellow
then
Molotow Signal Red
Ironlak Storm's Purple Reign
Each color was cleared over, insert your clear of choice

#42 3 months ago
Quoted from CanadianPinball:

In case it helps.
For the base I used Molotow Signal Yellow
then
Molotow Signal Red
Ironlak Storm's Purple Reign
Each color was cleared over, insert your clear of choice

Thanks for the info I appreciate it.

Got the cabinet sanded down with 80 grit going to start working on some of the defects I like using fiberglass epoxy. We'll see how it turns out

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#43 3 months ago

So I poured the fiberglass resin in the bad areas let it set overnight and here's the results

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#44 3 months ago

This morning the sanding has begun already looking better.

Not perfect but it will be eventually.
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Bottom edges still need a lot of work but I'll deal with that when I get the floor back in.

#45 3 months ago

Still working on the corners to try to get them nice and sharp.
Some areas are looking good While others still need work

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#46 3 months ago

I thought while waiting for cabinet repairs to dry, I would work on the coin door.

It need work like everything else. All parts that will fit in the tumbler will get tumbled.

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#47 3 months ago

Well the teardown didn't take too long. Lots of parts to clean. Going to tumble the small stuff first. So this could take a couple days.

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#48 3 months ago

Still waiting for the parts for the coin door to come out of the tumbler.

So while I wait I worked on cutting out the piece of wood for the bottom of the cabinet

Should look better than the old original one

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#49 3 months ago

Test fit the new bottom of the cabinet, looks like it fits.

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#50 3 months ago

Starting to get the coin door back together.

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